Italy offers many different incentives for feature film, TV drama, and series production. Commercial productions are not eligible.
The foreign production company must work through a local production company in order to access these opportunities.
General Tax Credit - Beginning in 2019 there is a tax credit on qualified local expenses of 25-30%. The maximum per project for cinema is 8 million Euros and 10 million Euros for TV drama and series.
The credit can compensate specific taxes (Ires, Irap, Irpef, Iva, NIC). The compensation does not need to be strictly related to a specific production. It can be a credit that the local company uses toward its taxes. To encourage investment in the film industry, there is also a tax credit of 40% for Italian companies outside the industry. Eligibility for both tax credits is subject to approval by the Cinema General Management.
FUS - The government provides direct funding for projects it determines a priority following a study of the script, writer, actors, Italian talent, historical & cultural interest, and more. The evaluation process requires that a project seeking this funding must apply at least one year in advance.
Regional funds/ Film Commission funds - Criteria determining eligible costs and the amount of assistance vary from region to region, but they can be on top of the General Tax Credit. Application at least one year in advance is necessary.
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The series showcases iconic Rome where containing tourists is no small feat. But the real deal was shooting at Rome Fiumicino Airport, where we secured a whole gate and some extra rooms to facilitate filming for the Golden-Globe-nominated series.
'Our experience was nothing less than successful and completely professional,' wrote Warner Horizon VP of Production, Lisa Cochran. 'The footage looks fantastic and both your production teams received great reviews. We’ll talk more in the future.'
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Studio: Warner Horizon Television - Title: The Flight Attendant, Episodes: 103 & 108 - Director: 103 Tom Vaughan, 108 Silver Tree - Executive Producer: Greg Berlanti, Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin, Suzanne McCormack, Sarah Schechter, Steve Yockey, Susanna Fogel - Producer: Raymond Quinlan - Production Service: 20 Red Lights Srl - Cinematographer: Adrian Peng Correia - Production Designer: Sara K. White - Costume Designer: Cat Thomas - Featuring: Kaley Cuoco, Rosie Perez, Colin Woodell, Sonoya Mizuno, Griffin Matthews, Yasha Jackson, Alberto Frezza, Anita Zagaria - Service Executive Producer: Luca De Angelis - Service Producer: Arianna Dolini - Unit Production Manager: Cristina De Rossi - Production Manager: Christian Scacco - Location Manager: Ramon Panzavolta - Art Director: Giulia Camoglio - Camera Operators: Alessandro Brambilla, Andrea Doria - Steadicam Operator: Alessandro Brambilla - Italian Casting: Studio T International Casting & Film Services - Italian Wardrobe Supervisor: Cristiana Agostinelli - Location: Rome, Italy